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Mr Mark Wellard
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LLM (Queensland University of Technology), GCAP (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Laws (University of Queensland), BCom (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations

Academic member, Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA)

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Mark joined the Faculty staff as Lecturer in July 2010. Prior to joining QUT he was a Senior Associate with Mallesons Stephen Jaques (Melbourne) and a senior solicitor with a London city law firm, Nabarro.  Mark has 9 years of private practice experience in corporate insolvency and commercial litigation in Australia and the United Kingdom, having acted for various financial institutions, insolvency practitioners and other stakeholders.  During his time in legal practice Mark had significant experience in the conduct of large-scale litigation and trials in the Supreme and Federal Courts as well as mediations (ADR).  Mark completed ARITA’s Insolvency Education Program (Advanced Insolvency Law) while working in private practice.  In May 2013 Mark was awarded ARITA’s Terry Taylor Scholarship to support his research into Deeds of Company Arrangement under Part 5.3A of the Corporations Act. (a copy of Mark’s report and findings is available at

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Senior Associate/Solicitor, Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) (2001-2007)

Senior Solicitor, Nabarro Solicitors, London UK (2004-2007)

Solicitor/Senior Associate, Allens Arthur Robinson (1999-2001)

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Awards and recognition

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Awarded the ARITA (formerly IPA) Terry Taylor Scholarship for 2013. The purpose of ARITA's Terry Taylor Scholarship is to provide/award an annual scholarship to assist one or more suitable applicants to undertake or complete a program of education or research in the area of insolvency law or practice. The Scholarship is awarded in accordance with the Scholarship Objectives on criteria as determined by the Scholarship Committee. Mark Wellard was awarded the 2013 Terry Taylor Scholarship to support a project undertaking a considered review and analysis of a significant sample of Deeds of Company Arrangements (DOCAs) entered into by companies under Part 5.3A of the Corporations Act. The purpose and value of this review is to assess one important aspect of the use and effectiveness of Part 5.3A and to further inform consideration and debate as to whether changes are warranted to Australia¿s voluntary administration regime (in its 20th anniversary year in 2013).